La Formoisie

Critical Social Theory in the Middle East

November 20, 2017

This is an essay about America. It is an essay about the world. That is not a contradiction, not in the traditional----"America-is-the-world"-----mode of American contradictions. 

A crisis in the American psyche has plagued interpersonal relations and politics since las...

August 10, 2017

For decades Western policymakers and scholars of international politics have tried to articulate a specific set of standards to guide the practice of military intervention. Following World War II, the international community developed a theory that powerful states coul...

June 21, 2017

Unlike Sukarno or Suharto, whose influence was revolutionary charisma, Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's popularity proved the Indonesian political sphere had finally escaped its dictatorial situation. Throughout his campaign, Jokowi promised to work better to restore justice on...

April 29, 2017

On Thursday, the people of the West Bank began a general strike and on Friday, there will be a day of protest against the occupation. Shops were closed, and Palestinians congregated in support tents, which I have seen popping up around Palestine over the past few weeks...

April 12, 2017

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